Bruce-Alan Barnard

Bruce-Alan Barnard, JD, LLM – LEA Director

Bruce is a nationally-renown law enforcement educator who has trained over 30,000 local, state, and federal law enforcement officers over the last two decades. Bruce is a subject-matter expert in the legal aspects of law enforcement including: search and seizure law, the legal aspects of interrogations and interviews, officer liability, the legal aspects of the use of force, and electronic surveillance law.

As a Senior Instructor in the Legal Division at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Academy and later at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Bruce was consistently rated as one of the top instructors earning “top performer” accolades and consistently praised by students.


In addition to his experience at FLETC, Bruce has been an adjunct professor of law and criminal justice at numerous colleges and universities including: University of Maryland, Southern New Hampshire University, Hawaii Pacific University, Troy University, Baker College, Ashford University, South University, Davenport University, Park University, Faulkner University, and Auburn University Montgomery. Bruce has also presented at various agencies and for LEO training organizations such as ILEETA.

Bruce has a Bachelor of Science degree in Adult Education from Southern Illinois University, an M.B.A. from Auburn University, an LL.M. from the University of Alabama, and a J.D. from the University of Florida. Bruce’s instructor certifications include: Master Training Specialist (U.S. Navy), AETC Certified Instructor (U.S. Air Force), and Senior Instructor Certification through the Law Enforcement Instructor Training Program (LEITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. Bruce is also the first Legal Instructor to become a Nationally Certified Instructor and receive the prestigious INCI designation by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training

Bruce is member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA).